Police investigate shooting of boy, 12

first_imgWhat is his little brother like?He is a funny kid, said the man.He said no suspect was arrested Tuesday, and police are still investigating leads.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Montebello Police Department at (323) 887-1313.sandy.mazza@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – A 12-year-old boy was in good condition Tuesday morning after being shot in the abdomen, police said.The boy was the unintended victim of a drive-by shooting, said police.Shots were fired from inside a vehicle at the victims front yard in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. Monday, said police.The victim was taking out the trash when he was shot. The shooters were aiming for the victims older brother, according to a statement issued by Montebello police. Both were standing outside their residence when the shooting occurred.At this point, the shooting appears to be gang-related, the statement reads.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition after surgery Monday, police said. His condition was upgraded to good on Tuesday.A man who said he is the victims brother was at the home Tuesday morning. He did not want to talk about the circumstances of the shooting, but said his brother was doing well.This morning he said good morning to all the people there (at the hospital), to my family, the man said.last_img read more

How Pellegrini and Klopp compare as managers

first_img 6. Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup during his seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund – keep reading to see who the best players the men have managed 11 11 11 9. Pellegrini’s longest stint at any one club was his five years at Villarreal – The Chilean has managed a total of 11 clubs, including Manchester City, with longevity not something he has gained recognition for in his career. 11 5. Pellegrini led Manchester City to the Premier League and League Cup double in the 2013/14 season. He became the first manager outside of Europe to clinch the English title – Pellegrini has also won Copa Chile 1995 and Copa Interamericana 1993 (Universidad Catolica), Serie A 1999 (LDU Quito, Ecuador), Primera Division 2000/01 and Copa Mercosur 2001 (San Lorenzo), Primera Division 2002/03 (River Plate), UEFA Intertoto Cup 2004 (Villarreal) 11 4. Klopp has a loss rate of 27 per cent in Germany and England 11 8. Klopp was key in the development of Robert Lewandowski, with the forward’s performances at the Westfalenstadion helping him earn a move to Bayern Munich 11 3. Pellegrini’s loss rate is 25 per cent in England and Spain 2. Jurgen Klopp has a win rate of 49.4 per cent in his Bundesliga – 1 and 2 – (Mainz, Borussia Dortmund) and Premier League managerial career 11 Manchester City v Liverpool kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday 21 November and is live on talkSPORT.Despite facing Chelsea early on his role as Liverpool manager career, such is the poor form of the reigning Premier League champions, that it perhaps shouldn’t have been considered Jurgen Klopp’s first real test in England.This weekend’s clash with Manchester City, however, will be viewed as just that. The Reds go head-to-head with the title leaders at the Etihad Stadium, where Manuel Pellegrini will look to unsettle his rival in the dugout.The two managers contrast greatly; Klopp the charismatic and headline-stealing leader and Pellegrini the calm and understated coach.So, how have two such men compared throughout their managerial careers?Liverpool is Klopp’s third managerial job after Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, while Pellegrini has taken charge of, among others, Real Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal.Click the arrow above, right, to find out the trophies they have lifted, their success rate, and more.Stats courtesy of transfermarkt 7. Pellegrini deserves praise for the form of Sergio Aguero. Last season the Argentine claimed the Golden Boot having scored 26 Premier League goals, his highest tally in a City shirt 1. Manuel Pellegrini has a win rate of 52.6 per cent in his La Liga (Villarreal, Malaga, Real Madrid) and Premier League (Man City) managerial career – see how Jurgen Klopp compares by clicking the yellow arrow above, right, 11 11 10. Klopp spent seven years at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and remains the longest-serving manager for both clubs – The German has managed three clubs, including Liverpool, and appears to quickly earn the trust of the board. Could he finally be a long-term solution for the Reds? 11 11. Klopp and Pellegrini have gone head-to-head once in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final in the 2012/13 season when the City boss was at Malaga – The first leg at the Estadio La Rosaleda finished goalless, but the second leg at the Westfalenstadion was filled with drama. Malaga led 2-1 in normal time, leaving Dortmund needing two goals in stoppage time to go through – and they did just that, sealing a 3-2 victory to secure a spectacular comeback.last_img read more

Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

first_imgFire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.Come rain or shine on Thursday’s official lighting ceremony, Rio de Janeiro has now secured its Olympic flame, which will burn in the Brazilian host city throughout the Aug. 5-21 games.About 2,500 people attended Wednesday’s dress rehearsal for the meticulously-choreographed ceremony in Ancient Olympia, southern Greece, where the Olympics of antiquity were held for more than 1,000 years.The flame lit before the Temple of Hera will be kept as a backup, in case cloudy skies derail Thursday’s ceremony, which will be attended by top International Olympic Committee officials and Rio organizers.Actress Katerina Lehou (right) as high priestess, lights a torch with the Olympic Flame. (AP Photo)The buildup to the Olympics has been clouded by a series of non-games linked setbacks in Brazil, which is facing a major political corruption crisis, a sharp economic recession and the Zika virus outbreak.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is facing an impeachment process, canceled a scheduled appearance at Thursday’s ceremony.But IOC officials and Rio organizers maintain that preparations remain on track and the games will be a success.”The last stretch is always the most difficult one, and of course there are challenges,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “But I think the organizing committee has shown in the last year which great progress they made and, with the ongoing solidarity of the IOC and the international federations, we are very confident that it will be excellent games.”advertisementSpeaking to reporters in Ancient Olympia, Bach played down concerns the political crisis could harm the games, saying preparations are already at an operational phase, “and therefore we can concentrate now together with the organizing committee on the delivery.”Referring to concerns over water pollution in areas where sailing and rowing events will be held, Bach said the city and organizing committee have made strenuous efforts “and what we see now is that in the bay, about 60 percent of the surface is clean.””Without the Olympic Games it would be zero,” he added. “We are very confident that the competition area for the athletes will offer safe and fair conditions.”The modern revival of the ancient games, which were the most important of their kind in antiquity and lasted from 776 B.C. to 393 A.D., started in Athens in 1896. But the flame-lighting ceremony, a key part of the pageantry, dates to one of the more awkward moments of the modern games, the 1936 Berlin Olympics conducted by Nazi Germany.Wednesday’s ceremony started with three beats of a drum held by an actress playing the part of an ancient priestess. Greek actress Katerina Lehou, in the role of a high priestess, lit the torch after offering a mock prayer to Apollo, the old Greek god of light and music, and the ceremony continued in the ancient stadium – which was used at the 2004 Athens Games as the shot put venue.On Thursday, Lehou will deliver the flame to Greek world gymnastics champion Eleftherios Petrounias, the first runner in a torch relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio’s Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5.Over the next six days, hundreds of runners – including a Syrian refugee who has claimed asylum in Greece – will carry the torch for 1,388 miles (2,234 kms) through Greece. Stops will include a refugee camp in Athens and the ancient Acropolis, and it will be handed over to Brazilian officials in the venue for the 1896 Games, a rebuilt ancient marble stadium.The flame will be handed over to Rio officials on April 27. Carried in a lantern, the flame will then travel to Switzerland for ceremonies at the United Nations office in Geneva and Olympic Museum in Lausanne on April 29.The flame will then be flown to the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, where the relay across the country kicks off on May 3. The Brazilian relay will include 12,000 torchbearers and visit 329 cities and towns, reaching 90 percent of Brazil’s 200 million people.last_img read more